“Release Your Inner Farmer. The 2018 summer was a great experience for all of the Buena Park FFA livestock students. All their preparation throughout the school year finally paid off at the OC Fair livestock ring from July 13 - 22nd. This year Buena Park students raised steers, pigs, lambs, goats and turkeys. Many students have been raising their projects for over 9 months; cleaning, feeding and taking care of them. For many, it was their first time raising an animal and for others, their last time in the showring.
The fair kicked off on Friday with the Goat and Sheep Market classes. Jassar Sorto received 2nd place in his class and Jasmine Hernandez placed 1st in hers. Both moved to the grand champion round and Jasmine Hernandez walked away with the FFA Market Champion Goat and the Supreme Market Goat (basically she has the best goat out of the whole fair!!) The group as a whole received 2nd place. On July 14 sheep and goat kids competed in showmanship, this is where they judge the students on how well they can handle and show their livestock projects Advanced Goat Showmanship: Jassar Sorto (3rd place) & Trinity Figurate (5th place).Novice Sheep Showmanship: Amanda Gomez (4th place), Michelle Castaneda (7th place) & Maria Hernandez, (10th place) Advanced Sheep Showmanship: Kelly Cotledge (4th place), Mary Sandoval (7th place), & Didi Ontiveros (12th place).
All rabbit students went through their show and will be sold their bunnies at the auction on Saturday, July 21.
Beef projects were shown on Sunday, July 15th. Danyel Wickoff and Andrew Wickoff represented Buena Park FFA with their two steers, Thunder and Bam Bam. Danyel recived third place in her class and Andrew received second place within his market classes. Andrew then moved to the grand champion round.
The FFA swine team showed their pigs for market judging on Wednesday, July 18th. All members within the swine team did an exceptional job showcasing their swine projects within their market classes. Many students placed in the top three for their market classes. As a whole, Buena Park Chapter received 2st place for Chapter Group. FFA members showed their showmanship skills on Thursday, July 19th. Out of the 21 students that showed for Buena Park swine team, 19 of them were in the final round for showmanship. In novice showmanship Diego Delgadillo placed 10th, Adeena Flores placed 9th, Erika lorenzana placed 8th, Sa’pryze castillo placed 7th and Jennifer jardon placed 5th. In advanced showmanship Edwin Madrid received 8th, Sarita David 5th , Gabriel Berry 5th & Brian Velazquez placed 3rd.
Overall the Orange County Fair was a success for the Buena Park FFA program this year! Students and advisors had a great time showcasing the student projects that they worked so hard on for multiple months. If you are interested in knowing more about the Buena Park FFA chapter or want to stay connected with events, please go to www.BuenaParkFFA.com or follow us out on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter @BuenaParkFFA.
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